Nestled in the heart of the Silicon Valley/Bay Area, the Stanford University campus contains all seven schools on a single campus together with the nationally ranked Stanford Hospital and the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. Beyond the beauty of campus, Stanford is home to one of the nation’s most highly recognized faculty, with 34 recipients of the Nobel prize (19 currently on faculty), 33 MacArthur Fellows, 78 members of the National Academy of Medicine, and 4 Pulitzer Prize winners.
MCiM is a unique program on campus, offering students the opportunity to become part of the vibrant Stanford community while still working full time. The program is also unique in that there is not a single student archetype that engages in MCiM; rather MCiM actively recruits a varied and cross-disciplinary cohort of students, at different career stages, to enrich the experience in the classroom. While MCiM students all have followed different paths to MCiM, they are all united in their passion to harness the power of digital innovations to deliver high-quality, cost-effective health care.
The MCiM community serves our student body. MCiM faculty are drawn from across the University based on their expertise and interest in health care. MCiM has a dedicated staff team to provide ongoing advice and support. MCiM has an exclusive mentor program to help shape career trajectories. Finally, MCiM has built an ecosystem of events and engagement opportunities hosted by MCiM for MCiM students to further enhance your Stanford MCiM experience.
Our Diversity Statement
MCiM is committed to fostering a supportive community that allows our students to get the most of their Stanford educational experience. Our program is fortunate to fall within the Stanford School of Medicine, where diversity serves as a core value of the school. MCiM implements additional program-specific strategies to ensure students receive targeted support to achieve this goal.
MCiM aims to build a student cohort that represents intellectual, demographic, and cultural diversity across clinical, non-clinical, and technical backgrounds. We see the cross-disciplinary interaction and collaboration that results from our diversity to be an essential feature of the program,
Through all of these efforts, MCiM hopes to prepare leaders who are committed to diversity and inclusiveness in the workplace, and to using technology to meet the needs of all populations in health care.
Our mission is to develop leaders to transform health care. We achieve this mission through the education and professional development of a diverse cohort of students that value collaboration, inclusion and a commitment to tackling health care's greatest issues.
Through MCiM, our students will:
- Acquire a greater understanding of the operational, clinical, and ethical complexities leaders face as they seek to optimize new innovative solutions.
- Build the management skills to lead multidisciplinary teams.
- Learn to strategically leverage data and technology tools in a variety of settings.
- Immediately apply in-class learnings to advance their career.
- Join an exceptionally accomplished and diverse group of professionals and thought leaders in medicine, business, and technology.
The "Why" Behind MCiM
The health care system is undergoing a remarkable digital transformation. Since the HITECH Act of 2009, the federal government has invested $38 billion in health information technology, while hospitals and physicians have invested even more to implement and maintain this technology. At the same time, private technology developers are coming to market with digital assistants, remote sensors, and personal health records. Behind all of this is the emergence of machine learning solutions powering analytics and computer vision.
Yet, with all of this promise and excitement, we have not seen the cost and quality improvements in health care that were envisioned a decade ago. To a great degree, this is the result of a failure to understand that to achieve change in a market such as health care, we need both technological innovation and business model innovation. This is precisely why I have spearheaded the creation of the MCiM degree program at Stanford-- to train leaders who can straddle the different worlds and cultures of business, technology, and medicine to specifically address the challenges of the digital transformation of our $4 trillion health care system. Drawing on the resources of Stanford University, the Master of Science in Clinical Informatics Management is the logical bridge between the technology and the business of medicine at Stanford and beyond.
I am excited to bring this novel program to Stanford and hope you will connect with our team to learn more about how MCiM can benefit you and your aspirations.